As part of the England Athletics Volunteer Initiative there are a number of tools available to help guide your club's volunteer practice, covering areas such as volunteer recruitment, reward and recognition. It is vital that your club plans for its volunteers and that everyone in the club is ready to welcome them. This will help to make sure that both the volunteer and the club get the best possible experience from the involvement of volunteers.
The resources below can be downloaded for your own use; you can also access useful links on other websites.
For a list of useful websites, click here.
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The Complete Toolkit (2.5MB)
|All the resources from the toolkit together in one document. This should be used as a guide for clubs and individual resources can be downloaded below.
|How to RECRUIT volunteers||This checklist acts a guide to clubs on how to recruit volunteers and the different methods that can be used to reach new communities.||Download||Download|
|Volunteer Application Form||An application for new volunteers. This should be available for members to fill out in a club.||Download||Download|
|Volunteer Induction Checklist||A checklist of ideas to include in volunteer inductions.||Download||Download|
|Generic Recruitment Poster||A poster to be used to recruit volunteers. There is a pdf version available and also a word version that can be edited and printed.
|Know your volunteers||A resource which outlines the main volunteer roles in clubs. It can help clubs to see what volunteers they need to recruit. Club can also complete the resource with names of volunteers. This is only a list and more volunteer roles exist.
|Role Advertisement||A template role advert. The advert is editable and can be printed once completed. Club can use this resource to advertise specific volunteer roles both in the club and externally. There are two versions of the template, clubs should use whichever one suits their target audience and club.||Download||--|
|How to RECRUIT students||A list of benefits to recruiting students and set of guidelines on how to target students and universities as a source of volunteers.||Download||Download|
|What can volunteering offer to students||A list of some of the potential benefits to students of volunteering in Athletics. Clubs may wish to add further club specific benefits.||Download||Download|
|Student Recruitment Poster||A poster designed specifically to recruit student volunteers. There is a pdf version available and also a word version that can be edited and printed.
|How to RETAIN volunteers||This checklist provides ideas of how to retain your volunteers.||Download||Download|
|Multiple Role Description||A template for role descriptions of volunteers in clubs. Clubs should display on notice board and email to members to promote to improve communications.||Download|
|Volunteer Role Brief||Individual role description for volunteer. This resource will give the club and volunteer something to refer to and help guide the work of the volunteer.||Download|
|Volunteer Progress Review||A form to help review the progress of volunteers. Club should use this as a starting point to reviewing volunteer’s progress and their needs.||Download||Download|
|How to REWARD volunteers||This checklist gives you ideas of how to reward volunteers. This is just a guide as all volunteers are motivated differently but it does contain some key messages.||Download||Download|
|Volunteer of Month Award||A template certificate for clubs and networks to reward volunteers with. The certificate is editable and can printed out once completed. Club could also send an electronic version to members||Download||--|
|Young Volunteer of Month Award||A template certificate for clubs and networks to reward volunteers with. The certificate is editable and can printed out once completed. Club could also send an electronic version to members.||Download||--|
|How to be sustainable||A set of guidelines on how to make your volunteer program sustainable. They are just some guidelines and other methods of being sustainable should be explored.||Download||Download|
|Club Goals poster||A poster to be displayed in clubs to communicate the goals of the club as they countdown to London 2012||Download|
Volunteer Role Descriptions